The National Week of Conversation is Just Around the Corner!

Posted by on March 28, 2018 at 5:10 PM

If you didn’t know already, the National Week of Conversation (NWOC), a project of the Bridge Alliance Education Fund,  is a first-of-its-kind national event. It begins on April 20th with Listen First in Charlottesville, where dozens of local and national leaders (ranging from former Tea Party leader Matt Kibbe to Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome) will come together to heal and discuss their differences using the #ListenFirst framework. NWOC then continues until April 28th.

Listen First Project, NCDD, Living Room Conversations, Big Tent Nation, NICD, Ask Big Questions, Ben Franklin Circles, Bridge the Divide, BridgeUSA, Coffee Party USA, Common Ground Committee, Everyday Democracy, iCivics, ReConsider, and Bridge it to the Table. These conversations will examine at least six topics of national concern, including free speech, guns, and immigration. All participants will be encouraged to sign the Listen First Pledge. The Bridge Alliance will also be promoting NWOC through a targeted media campaign.

If you know an organization that would be interested in hosting a conversation, please direct them here. We want to get everybody talking and (more importantly) listening, and that includes you!

As always, thank you for your support.


Bridge Alliance


Bridge Alliance Members in the news: - - “Should your doctor help you die? How N.J. lawmakers voted after emotional hearing.”

Living Room Conversations - Idaho Statesman - “This California liberal wants you to burst her progressive bubble”

Center for Civic Design - The Roanoke Times - “Virginia elections board tweaks ballot design, creates new complaint process for political ads”